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A College Degree: 
What's It Worth? 



The headlines and newspaper stories are every- 
where. The predictions are often dire. The forecasts 
are unsettling. For most college graduates, a degree 
no longer holds the promise of a job and a successful 
future. 

Richard Freeman of Harvard University and J. 
Herbert Hollomon of the Massachusetts Institute of 
Technology stated it this way in an article for 
CHANGE magazine : "This golden age of higher ed- 
ucation came to an abrupt end at the outset of the 
1970's, when the 25-year boom in the college job 
market withered into a major market bust. For the 
first time in recent history, new Bachelor's degree 
graduates began to have difficulties obtaining jobs, 
and the relative income of college workers fell sig- 
nificantly." The pair go on to state that we have now 
arrived at a point when a growing number of people 
may be destined to remain underemployed or — by 
implication — overeducated. 

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 
that the demand for professionals is increasing at 
twice the rate of rise in demand for all other workers. 
But it also estimates that about 50,000 more college 
graduates who enter the job market between 1972 
and 1980 won't find jobs. In the 1980-85 period, the 
surplus is expected to expand to 700,000. Quoting 
those figures in a nationally syndicated column, 
Sylvia Porter concludes that "Many college graduates 
may have to downgrade their expectations ... A 
college degree is no longer a guarantee for employ- 
ment." 

While this kind of information sends critics of 
higher education chortling with predictions of a 
demise for colleges, and provides a considerable 
amount of consternation for many a college adminis- 
trator, the future may not be as dim as it first ap- 
pears. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 
although there were an estimated 415,000 college 
graduates who were unemployed in March of 1975, 
they were the smallest percentage of the 8.4 million 
jobless when ranked by educational attainment. The 
jobless rate for persons with four or more years of 
college was 2.9 per cent; and 6.9 per cent for persons 
with a lesser amount of college education. This com- 
pares with an unemployment rate of 15.2 per cent for 
high school dropouts and about 12 per cent for per- 
sons with only an elementary school education. 

At Stout, the employment picture for graduates 
is far from bleak; in many respects, it is downright 
optimistic. During the past several years, the place- 
ment record for recent Stout graduates has ranged 
between 90 and 96 per cent. A report recently issued 
by the Career Planning and Placement office shows 
an overall placement record of 91 per cent for 1974- 
75 graduates. That's down slightly from last year, 
but still considerably above most other colleges and 
universities nationally, many of whom have had to 
settle for a placement record of 50 per cent or less. 

While a variety of factors may contribute to the 
consistent success of Stout graduates in the employ- 



ment market, the most important one seems to be the 
specialized nature of the institution. Stout was 
founded as an educational experiment designed to 
prepare men and women for the world of work, after 
graduation from high school. Despite the many- 
changes that have occurred since in higher education, 
the institution still retains that purpose as one of 
its primary functions. Eecognizing this, the Board 
of Regents has designated the University as a 
"Special Mission Institution" in the merged Univer- 
sity of Wisconsin System. 

Speaking before a gathering of alumni last fall, 
Chancellor Robert S. Swanson stated, "The Univer- 
sity has retained its basic mission and its basic edu- 
cational philosophies on which it was founded more 
than 80 years ago. We're still placing our primary 
emphasis on career preparation; that is, preparing 




". . . it's been a 
good to excellent 
year . . ." 



Dahlke 



men and women for the world of work. Because of 
this, most of our students are finding employment 
after completing their studies here, in a time when 
other college graduates are experiencing great dif- 
ficulty in getting jobs." 

Even. before the University opened its doors in 
1893, there raged among educators a debate on the 
purpose of higher education. That is, should or 
should not colleges and universities be in the busi- 
ness of preparing people for work? In the 1880's, 
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote: "We are students of 
words ; we are shut up in schools and colleges and rec- 
itation rooms from 10 to 15 years, and come out at 
last with a bag of wind, a memory of words and do 
not know a thing. We do not use our hands, or our 
legs, or our eyes, or our arms. In a hundred high 
schools and colleges, this warfare against common 
sense still goes on." 

The debate continues among educators today. 
With billions of dollars poured into education during 
the last 10 years, the public is beginning to ask what 
it is receiving as a return for this investment. Un- 
doubtedly, Stout's founder, James H. Stout, would 
have found interesting, remarks made recently by 
Terrel H. Bell, U.S. Commissioner of Education, in a 
speech to a meeting of the Council of Small Private 
Colleges. Bell states, "The college that devotes itself 
totally and unequivocally to the liberal arts today 
is just kidding itself. Today, we in education must 
recognize it is also our duty to provide our students 
with salable skills. 

"We are facing the worst economic situation that 
this country has seen since the end of World War II, 
with an unemployment rate of over seven per cent. 
To send men and women into today's world armed 
only with Aristotle, Freud, and Hemingway is like 
sending a lamb into a lion's den. It is to dilute them 
as well as ourselves. But if we give young men and 
women a useful skill, we give them not only the 
means to earn a good living, but also the opportunity 



to do something constructive and useful to society. 
Moreover, these graduates will experience something 
of those valuable qualities that come with meaningful 
work — self-respect, self-confidence, independence." 

Bell concedes that many educators would quarrel 
with listing a salable skill in any list of requirements 
for becoming a truly educated person. "Others might 
grudgingly permit a salable skill to be listed but 
would quarrel with listing it first," he said. "Never- 
theless, in my view, many colleges and universities 
face declining enrollments today simply because they 
lack a strong commitment to this first and foremost 
requisite." 

At Stout, the University continues to enjoy record 
enrollment, and some administrators feel that this is 
due in part to a commitment to provide graduates 
with salable skills. 

Keying off on his annual placement report, Robert 
Dahlke, director of Career Planning and Placement 
Services, said, "It's been a good to excellent year. 
Business and industry were cut back, but there was 
still good recruitment, good openings in some busi- 
nesses who previously hadn't visited Stout." Although 
a 91 per cent placement record would be a source of 
considerable pride for most placement directors, 
Dahlke sees an even brighter picture for spring 
graduates. "I foresee a highly successful year," 
Dahlke said, predicting a 94 per cent placement 
record for the next graduating class. An indicator 
of this is the number of recruiters who are visiting 
the campus. "We're going to have so many that* it's 
possible we won't be able to give them all a full 







". . . our students are 
far more career 
oriented . . ." 




Erickson 





schedule of appointments," he said. "We are worried 
more about having enough students for them to in- 
terview." 

Using old placement records, Dahlke checked the 
ratio of graduates to jobs back in 1924 and 1'927. He 
found it almost identical to today. That is, with 10 
times the enrollment, the ratio of jobs to students 
graduated is nearly identical to an era in which 
the nation experienced one of its greatest economic 
booms. But the continuing success of Stout grad- 
uates is by design, not by chance. 

"Historically, this University has not tried to be 
all things to all people," said Kenneth Erickson, as- 
sistant director of Career Planning and Placement. 
"When other universities in Wisconsin were expand- 
ing, they did exactly that, and as a result they are 
now in trouble in terms of placing their graduates." 

Dahlke and Erickson feel that it is the Univer- 
sity's curriculum that makes graduates so attractive 
to business and industry. "The strongest thing we 
have going from a curriculum standpoint is a com- 
bination of theoretical and practical education," 
Dahlke said. "This is what our recruiters look for." 
Erickson added that industry is still looking for 
people with degrees, but it wants individuals with 

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"Our unique programs attract unique students 



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both a theoretical background and with practical 
skills. To illustrate the value of this kind of grad- 
uate, Dahlke and Erickson cite the case of a recruiter 
from a large eastern company who flies into the 
Twin Cities airport, by-passes the colleges and uni- 
versities in that area, and drives to Stout to recruit. 

The kind of student that is attracted to Stout is 
also a contributing factor to the success rate of the 
University's graduates. "Our unique programs at- 
tract unique students, kids that are pretty market- 
able," Erickson said. "There is still a high percent- 
age of transfer students, students with work ex- 
perience and older students. These experienced 
people are extremely marketable." Erickson also 
noted that Stout's students are highly career minded. 
"Our students are far more career oriented," he said. 

Feedback' from industry tends to support this. 
"The most complimentary thing you can have said 
to you is when an employer calls up and says 'Can 
you send me another one like so and so ?' " Erickson 
said. 

Starting salaries for most Stout majors average 
better than $8,000 a year and some majors have an 
average starting salary of around $11,000. The high- 
est reported starting salary in the last placement 
report was $18,000. 

While the report indicates nearly all of Stout's 
majors carry a good placement potential, Dahlke and 
Erickson were asked to cite some specific programs. 
They are : 

— Industrial Education. Depending on the year, 
there are three to five positions available for each 
industrial arts major graduated from Stout. Unlike 
other curriculums in secondary schools, industrial 
arts curriculum is still expanding. 

— Hotel and Restaurant Management. The food and 
resort industries are continuing to expand. There is 
a need for competent management personnel who 
understand the practical aspect of these industries. 

— Industrial Technology. Industrial technology ma- 
jors, in many instances, are equally attractive to in- 
dustry as students who have engineering degrees. 
Concentrations within that major that have par- 
ticularly strong placement potential are manufac- 
turing engineering, packaging and plant engineering. 

— Vocational Rehabilitation. A continued emphasis 
nationally on services for handicapped and disabled 
persons has caused a demand for Stout graduates 
with this major. 

— Applied Mathematics. Industry has a great de- 
mand for persons with a knowledge of mathematics, 
who can apply that knowledge to industrial needs. 

Other majors highlighted include fashion mer- 
chandising, school psychology, marketing and dis- 
tributive education, guidance, and vocational-tech- 
nical education. 

Employment is not a transitory concern that be- 
gins and ends at the senior year. It begins with the 
admission counselors before students enroll at Stout, 
and continues many years beyond graduation. It is 



for this reason that the Placement office has con- 
siderable contact with alumni. "We have obligations 
not only to students, but employers and alumni," 
Dahlke said. In some cases, Stout graduates return 
to the campus as recruiters for firms and school sys- 
tems in which they are employed. In other instances, 
employers contact the Placement office for leads on 
graduates who have been working for several years. 
"We get a lot of calls for experienced people, say 
with three to five years in their field," Dahlke said. 
"There is a definite need to help alumni and em- 
ployers that want experienced people." 

Ranks of the Stout alumni swell by about 1,000 
each year, so a modest fee schedule has now been 
established to provide expanded alumni services. 
Among the services are vacancy listings sent to 
alumni, credential mailings sent to employers and 
personalized counseling service. Details of the new 
services have been sent to recent alumni since the 
class of 1959. Others may obtain the information by 
contacting Dahlke or Erickson at Stout. 

Because of the already large alumni pool and the 
large number of requests for services related to em- 
ployment or re-employment, the office intends to 
add manpower to assist Stout alumni. "The Uni- 
versity wants to help alumni and is dedicated to 
providing the best service possible within an allow- 
able budget," Dahlke said. 

While employment potential for various Stout 
majors may vary with changes in society, the future 
appears to promise an even greater-need for the kind 
of education offered at Stout. Recent developments 
seem to emphasize this : 

— ■ Complex technology. Today's sophisticated and 
complex technology has created a new demand for 
highly skilled individuals in business and industry. 
Employees formally trained on the job or in trade 
schools now must have a broader understanding ob- 
tained through university education to deal with 
many aspects of modern technology. 

— Technocracy. Because technology has such an 
important effect on today' society, the technologist 
must be able to deal with more than just a technical 
discipline. He must understand social consequence, a 
dimension in human understanding fostered through 
a university education. 

— • Accountability. Students are demanding and get- 
ting greater accountability from university faculties 
and administrators. They are asking what they are 
getting for the time and money they invest in educa- 
tion. For these students, employment potential after 
graduation is increasingly important. 

— The economic picture. Tight economy is causing 
business and industry to seek recent college grad- 
uates who have skills that can be applied immediately 
to the job. 

Although survival of higher education is certain, 
colleges and universities today are undergoing rigor- 
ous self-examination and evaluation. Undoubtedly, 
as this occurs, some will look to Stout as an example 
of how the value of higher education can be clearly 
demonstrated. An 80-year-old success story is a hard 
one to miss. 



This Home Economics Teacher Is a Man 



When Gerald Friberg graduates this spring, 
another job stereotype will topple. Friberg will be 
the first male home economics high school teacher 
ever graduated at Stout, where home economics 
programs have been offered for more than 80 
years. 

Men have been employed for some time in 
home economics related fields such as food service 
administration and early childhood education, but 
Friberg will be the first certified to teach a con- 
ventional high school home economics class. 

Friberg said he chose the home economics 
education major at Stout because of a deep com- 
mitment to the family and because it offered 
something unusual. "It's different, and I like 
different things," he said. 

He thinks there is a need for more males in the 
field. "There are a lot of boys taking home eco- 
nomics in high schools today, and there is a logical 
need for males," he said. One reason more males 
are becoming involved in home economics is a 
changing social attitude about the family. "Basi- 
cally, in our society there has been a tendency for 
women to run the family, but it doesn't always 
work that way anymore," Friberg . said, pointing 
out that many couples are now opting for shared 
responsibility with the home. "Providing high 
school boys with practical skills needed for run- 
ning a home can be a real benefit later on when 
they begin to raise a family," he said. 

Preparing to enter a female-dominated profes- 
sion has posed few problems so far for Friberg. 
He completed his practice teaching at Menasha 
High School during the fall semester and plans to 
receive his Bachelor's degree in May. He said at 
first his students were "a little shocked" at having 
a male home economics teacher, but they quickly 
adapted to the idea. "I enjoyed it a lot," he said. 
He noted that he developed an interest in working 
with high school students through jobs he has held 
as a camp counselor, lifeguard and school bus 
driver. 

Finding acceptance from his teachers and his 
fellow students at Stout has been easy, according 
to Friberg. "In our department, the teachers are 
all very helpful," he said. "They're glad to see a 
male in the program." 

"There is no reason in the world that . a man 
can't teach home economics," said Marybelle Hick- 
ner, director of the home economics education 
program at Stout. "I think that there is room for 
both men and women in the field." Miss Hickner 
said she is getting requests for male home eco- 
nomics teachers. "Administrators are asking for 
them," she said. "It's a wide-open field." Miss 
Hickner said that as far as she knows, Friberg is 
the first to answer that demand. With the em- 
phasis of equal treatment of both sexes in the 
school system, the demand should grow, she said. 
"With boys in the home economics classes, there 
should be a man's influence, too," she stated. 

Friberg said he does encounter some skepticism 
among students. "They're usually very interested 



in what I intend to do," he said. "Usually they're 
surprised that I'm going into home economics 
education, but they don't discourage me. I've never 
been discouraged by anyone." 

Friberg will be teaching in all the traditional 
areas of home economics including cooking, sew- 
ing, housing and consumerism. He feels that the 
"few problems" such as segregated fitting rooms 
in sewing class can be easily worked out. 

As a teacher, one of the things he hopes to ac- 
complish is to break stereotyped roles for men and 
women. "As a teacher, I think I can help with 
that," he said. "A lot of women are caught in a 
trap; if their husbands were able to share some 
of the household duties, some of this could be re- 
lieved." But he does not disagree with the tradi- 
tional role of the housewife. "I think that there 
are many women who feel that a woman's place 
is in the home and that's all right," he said. "But 
there are other women who don't want to devote 
all their efforts to this." 

As men enter traditionally female occupations, 
Friberg hopes women will be encouraged to enter 
previously male fields. "The other day I talked to 
a girl who is in home economics and when she 
found out I was in home economics, too, she said 
maybe she should have gone into industrial educa- 
tion," he said. "She probably never felt quite brave 
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Paul Kohut 



An Id-Time Craftsman 



Some 30 Stout students re- 
cently received a glimpse at the 
true idea of "old-time craftsman- 
ship" during a special two credit 
course offered by the University. 
The course permitted students to 
observe and work with Paul 
Kohut, a Hungarian born furni- 
ture craftsman, who specializes 
in French Provincial furniture. 

Kohut, 56, came to the United 
States following the 1956 Hun- 
garian Revolution with more 
than 20 years of experience in 
furniture making. Until last 
year, he worked in finishing 
services for various Milwaukee 
furniture stores.. But Kohut saw 
a market for fine handcrafted 
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area. So he began his own cus- 
tom furniture making service 
which, in less than 11 months of 
existence, is creating a fine repu- 
tation for him. He has already 
completed several major pro- 
jects, including a bedroom set 
and a set of 12' Louis XIV dining 
room chairs. 

While at Stout, students were 
able to observe him working on 
a then current project, the con- 
struction of a French Provincial 
desk, part of a six piece set which 
will include a chair, loveseat, 
nightstand, dresser, and mirror 
frame. Kohut said the set 1 has 
been commissioned for about 
$4,500, but he points put that a 
good quality mass produced' set 
like this would actually cost 
more. He explained that furni- 
ture factories have overhead and 
costs he does not have, plus must 
sell their goods through retail 
establishments. "I work alone," 
Kohut said, adding that he plans 
to keep things that way. 

He also pointed out that there 
is a lack of craftsmen who can 
produce this kind of work. He is 
probably among the few, if any, 
persons in the Milwaukee area 
with such skills. He said many 
young people today are unwilling 
to go through the two or three 
years of learning necessary' to 
acquire these skills during which 
they "don't make much money." 
But Kohut was surprised at the 
abilities demonstrated by his 
students in the special course at 
Stout, officially titled "Craft 
Technology Workshop (Period 
Furniture Construction) ." Al- 
though he admits the class is 
"almost a demonstration" rela- 
tive to the number of years it 
takes to produce a fine crafts- 
man, more than 95 per cent of 
the students demonstrated an 
ability for this kind of work. 
"You can tell if a student has 
talent, and if he doesn't, you 
can't teach him at any price," 
Kohut said. As part of the 
course, students produced wood- 
en jewelry boxes with French 
Provincial motifs. 



Class Notes 



1915-1955 

HAROLD O. GRIFFITH Dip. 'IB, 
retired Menasha teacher and founder 
of the school's printing department, 
was honored by the school recently for 
his outstanding contributions and 
achievements during his 43 years with 
the school system. He is held in high 
regard by his former students and 
colleagues. 

Mr. and Mrs. E. H. DOBLER '29, 
Flushing, Minn., celebrated their 45th 
wedding anniversary recently. Their 
attendants, Mr. and Mrs. GEORGE 
KERN Dip. '26 and Mr. and Mrs. OLE 
OLESEN '35 were present for the 

DEWEY F. BARICH '33 will retire 
June 30 as president of The Detroit 
Institute of Technology. He will con- 
tinue to serve the institute as chan- 
cellor and will assist the new, presi- 
dent and Board of Trustees in devel- 
opment. 

BORDEN P. STEEVES '34, West 
Haven, Conn., retired last August as 
assistant principal of the May V. 
Carrigan Middle School. He is now a 
member of the West Haven Board of 
. Education, 

CHARLES W. ROWE BS '35, MS 
'52, Rhinelander, retired in 1974 after 
39 years in vocational education. 

ROLAND HUEBNER '38, Dumont, 
N.J., is employed by New York City's 
Board of Education as director of 
specially funded programs. 

RUTH (PERRY) NELSON BS '40, 
MS '71, Menomonie, enjoyed a Euro- 
pean tour last summer. 

At home in White Bear Lake, Minn., 
are GERHARD '49 and MARIAN 
(ROSS) NELSON '48. He is the new 
assistant principal at the St. Paul 
Technical and Vocational Institute. He 
has been with the'school system for 
25 years, and is also currently acting 
head of Student Services. 

ROLAND KROGSTAD BS '51, MS 
'52, Madison, is director of the re- 
search coordinating unit of the Wis- 
consin Board of Vocational, Technical 
and Adult Education. 

Rev. LLOYD DENZER BA '53, has 
been transferred to the Glenhills 
Parish of the United Methodist 
Church, Glenwood City, where he is in 
charge of three churches. 

ALLAN '55 and JOLENE (CHRYST) 
LOEW '55 both teach at Willowbrook 
High School. She teaches child devel- 
opment, and he is an auto mechanics 
instructor and football coach. Al's 
"auto boys" won the National Ply- 
mouth Troubleshooting Contest in 
1975. 

1956-1969 

JOHN OAKESON '56, principal of 
the Sauk-Prairie High School since 



1965, has been awarded the "Dis- 
tinguished Service" award by the Wis- 
consin Secondary School Administra- 
tors Association (WSSAA) for Ms 
outstanding contributions to education. 

ROBERT DUREN '57, industrial 
arts teacher at Regis High School in 
Eau Claire for 17 years, was selected 
"Man-of-the-Year for 1976" by the 
Wisconsin Industrial Education As- 
sociation. He has also taught evening 
courses at the District I Technical In- 
stitute for 11 years. 

GEORGIA CHRISTNER '57, Janes- 
ville, was recipient of the "Outstand- 
ing Home Economics Teacher of Wis- 
consin" award in April of 1975. 

Serving as director of development 
at Huron College is JOHN ELEVEN 
'59. He resides with his wife HELEN 
M. (HARRY) '56 in Huron, S.D. 

MARILYN MOOK '62, Lansing, 
Mich., is completing course work for 
her Ph.D. degree at Michigan State 
University. 

F. J. '63 and NANCY (LANG) 
TOTH '63 are residing in Munster, 
Ind. He is working for Pullman- 
Standard of Chicago. 

KEITH M. TOGSTAD MS '64, Can- 
by, Minn., is assistant director of the 
Camby Area Vocational Technical In- 
stitute, a post secondary school. 

ANNAMARIE S. HERNDON '64, 
Park Forest, 111., is an assistant pro- 
fessor, teaching clinical dietetics at 
the University of Illinois Medical 
Center. 

MEL OARD JR. BS '66, MS '71, 
New Lenox, 111., was named director, 
of the automotive program for Lin- 
coln-Way East and West High'Schools. 

DICK VO.IGT '67 has been promoted 
to the position of plant manager for 
Wallace Business Forms, Inc., Clinton, 
111. 

First Lt. WILLIAM D. MUELLER 
MS '67, Holloman AFB, New Mexico, 
recently took part in "Crested Cap 
75," a North Atlantic Treaty Organi- 
zation (NATO) training exercise in 
Germany. 

J. THOMAS RAVN BS '68, MS '69 
has established a part-time welding 
business in Port Washington, called 
Ravn Welding Co. He also teaches at 
the high school there. 

FRED GRASKAMP '68, Sheboygan, 
is a controller at Ebenrieter Lumber 
Co. 

A guidance counsellor for Belleville 
public schools is MIKE HENDERSON 
BS '68, MS '71. 



RALPH '69 and GLENNA (STEV- 
ENS) HUNSINGER '72 reside in 
Dodgeville. He is a LVEC for CESA 
No. 14, and she is teaching home 
economics at Mineral Point High 
School. 



The Stout Alumnus 

The Stout Alumnus is an official publi- 
cation of University of Wisconsin - 
Stout. It is published quarterly. 

John K. Enger Editor 

Judy Olson Ass't. to the Editor 

The Stout Alumnus is distributed to 
graduates, friends and faculty of the 
University. It is entered at the post 
office in Menomonie, Wis., as third 
class matter. 
Jack Wile Alumni Director 



SPECIAL NOTICE TO ALL 
AHEA MEMBERS AND 
MINNESOTA ALUMNI 

Plan now to attend the 
Stout reception at the 
Leamington Hotel in Min- 
neapolis on Tuesday, June 
29, from 6 to 7 :30 p.m. This 
is during the national 
AHEA Convention, so you 
can be sure of seeing Chan- 
cellor Bob Swanson, a big 
delegation of Stout faculty 
and students, and many 
alumni. 



1970-1971 

HOWARD ZEMLICKA MS '70 and 
DAVE STRADTMAN BS '68, MS '69, 
both teachers in the industrial arts 
department at Kewaskum High 
School, have started a Snaz-E-Toy 
business. All toys are designed by the 
pair and are made from wood. 

MARY DIKKEBOOM '70 is libra- 
rian at the Milton Public Library. 

JOHN D. MEYER '70- is' teaching 
application engineering and systems 
maintenance at Johnson Controls, Mil- 
waukee. 

MARGARET A. (DART) THOMAS 
'70 is home economics instructor at 
the Blackhawk Technical Institute in 
Janesville. 

Now serving at McChord AFB, 
Wash., with the Military Airlift 
Command Unit is Capt. JEROME E. 
JOHNSON '70, New Richmond. 

LUCINDA (HOWARD) LA PORTE 
'70, Kenosha, is now teaching full-time 
at the Union Grove Middle School. 

BOB BS '70, MS '75 and PHYLLIS 
(ATHMAN) DENNEE '70 are at 
home in Libby, Mont. He is a forester 
for the U.S. Forest Service in Koot- 
enai National Forest. 

CHRISTINE R. VOLL '70, Milwau- 
kee, teaches at the Milwaukee Area 
Technical College. 

LARY BS '71, MS '73 and MARY 
(WATERS) PFEIFFER '73 are at 
home in Yorkville, 111. She is a food 
instructor for Indian Valley Voca- 
tional Center, Sandwich, 111., and he 
is an employment counselor with Carl- 
ton Associates of Geneva. 

DENNIS W. ALLAR '71, Sedalia, 
Mo., is national sales manager for 
Jensen Co. 

JUDY I. (WESTFALL) ROMMELL 
'71 is currently employed as extension 
home economist for La Crosse County. 



Distinguished Alumni 




Weitkamp 



Mrs. Kiland 



Alvin H. Weitkamp, Hudson, 
and Alice C. Kiland, Red Lake 
Falls, Minn., were honored as 
"Distinguished Alumni" award 
recipients during winter com- 
mencement exercises. 

Weitkamp is an industrial arts 
educator, who has devoted his 
life to his students and his pro- 
fession. Mrs. Kiland is a home 
economics educator who is in- 
volved in professional and com- 
munity organizations. 

Weitkamp completed some 30 
years of successful teaching, be- 
fore retiring in 1972. During this 
year, he was named "Man-of-the- 
Year" by the Wisconsin Indus- 
trial Education Association. He 
remains active in.community af- 
fairs. 

.Currently retired from teach- 
ing, Mrs. Kiland has held teach- 
ing positions in numerous 
schools, including the University 
of North Dakota, where she 
specialized in textiles and cloth- 
ing. She is a member of several 
home economics associations and 
a current officer of Phi Upsilon 
Omicron, a national professional 
home economics sorority. She 
continues to be active in com- 
munity organizations and affairs. 



JARL LEIRFALLON '71, Missoula, 
Mont., is a small engines instructor 
at Missoula County High School and 
a co-op coordinator for industrial edu- 
cation. 

CAROLE (KADINGER) SUND- 
BERG MS '71, food specialist for Kirk- 
patrick Brokerage Co., Denver, has 
co-authored a book entitled "Keeping 
Pood Safe." 

LINDA BERNHARDT '71, a mem- 
ber of the Southwest Technical Insti- 
tute's teaching staff at Fennimore, is 
conducting consumer homemaking 
classes in a mobile unit designed as a 
home economics classroom for adults 
In rural areas." 

JOHN S. MARESH BS '71, MS '75 
is employed by Waukesha North High 
School as an instructor. He is also 



assistant coach for football and wrest- 
ling. 

ARLAN J. HAYDEN '71, Vaughn, 
Mont., was selected for the Super- 
america Excellence Club. He is man- 
ager of Superamerica Store, division 
of Ashland Oil, Inc. 

DAVID A. SZALANSKI '71, West 
Allis, has been promoted to foundry 
engineer at Grede Foundry in Wau- 

MICHAEL DORENDOF '71, White 
Bear Lake, Minn., has been promoted 
to lead instructor in charge of all 
auto mechanics and welding programs 
at 916 Voc-Tech., White Bear Lake. 

1972-1973 

HENRY WEIDLICH '72, Parker, 
Colo., has gone into partnership in a 
restaurant there — "The Road House." 

BARBARA BELL BAKER '72, 
Rochester, Minn., has been awarded 
a Master's degree from Iowa State 
University. 

GEORGE KAPLAN '72, New York 
City, is currently general manager 
of the Cork 'n Bottle restaurant in 
Manhattan. 

STEPHANIE JOYCE '72 has been 
appointed administrator of the Mary 
Linsmeier Pre-school' in Green Bay. 

CAROL A. WAGNER '72 received 
the Ohio Elkins Counselor-of-the Year 
award. She is a work evaluation sup- 
ervisor at the Betty Jane Memorial 
Rehabilitation Center, Tiffin, Ohio. 

TSURU MATSUI '73, Downsville, 
recently received a Master's degree 
from Iowa State University. 

JIM BRAUN '73 teaches special ed- 
ucation at the Cadott public schools. 

ANN SCHANTZ '73, Kirkwood, Mo., 
is director for College Junior District 
of St. Louis, Mo. 

TOM VANDERLOOP '73, Camp- 
bellsport, is teaching mechanical 
drafting and tool design at Moraine 
Park Technical Institute, West Bend 
campus. 

DANNY WHEELER BA '73, is in- 
tern pastor at Grace Lutheran Church 
in Larsen. 

LARRY D. HUDSON '73, New Or- 
leans, is enrolled at the New Orleans 
Baptist Seminary in the religious edu- 
cation program. 

MARGARET WIINAMAKI MS '73, 
an instructor in the Department of 
Vocational Rehabilitation at Stout, has 
recently authored her fourth work 
textbook entitled "Child Care." These 
texts are used by special education 
students. She has also written and 
directed a slide-sound series titled 
"Grooming for Women." 

1974-1975 

Recently promoted to director of re- 
habilitation of Abilities and Goodwill, 
Inc., Portland, is MARVIN A. TANCK 
MS '74. He resides with his wife in 
Yarmouth, Maine. 



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NANCY J. CAMPBELL '74, Hud- 
son, is teaching art and home eco- 
nomics at Hudson Senior High School. 

PATRICK C. FUSI MS '74, Min- 
neapolis, is working on his Ph.D. de- 
gree in vocational education at the 
University of Minnesota. 

STEVEN C. PETERSON '74 is an 
industrial engineer with the Beloit 
Corp. He and his wife reside in Janes- 
ville. ■.• . 

The City of Whitehall has a new 
city clerk-treasurer. ' He is LYNN 
JOHNSON '74 of Durand. 

EDWARD L. '74 and SHARON 
(BRANDT) KARLMAN '74/ La 
Crosse, are daily living coordinators 
for New Concepts for the Handicapped 
Foundation. 

Industrial arts teachers at West- 
field High School are TERRY 
SQUIER '74 and FRED POSTHUMA 
'74. 

JUDITH E. MORGAN '74, Winches- 
ter, Mass., is a therapeutic dietitian 
in medical and surgical units at Mass- 
achusetts General Hospital . 

SANDRA (GITZLAFF) STRANDS 
'74, Madison, is employed by Rock 
County Community Action Program 
Day Care as an early childhood spe- 
cialist. 

JOHN FLAHAVEN '75 is teaching 
wood technics at Blackhawk Technical 
Institute. 

KATHRYN A. MORAVITZ '75, 
Hopkins, Minn., is assistant manager 
for Stuart's in the Ridgeland Mall, 
Minnetonka, Minn, '"' 

DANIEL RAMBO MS '75 is county 
juvenile court social worker with the 
Polk County Department of Social 
Services in Balsam Lake. 

JAMES L. ZELLMER '75 is art in- 
structor for all grades at Melrose- 
Mindoro public schools. He is also 
head football coach at the junior high 
school there. 

CHARLES P. FOLDY, JR., '75 is 
working at Peugeot, Inc., a French 
auto manufacturing company in Clif- 
ton, N.J. 

A teacher in the Pembine school 
district is DONNA GLASS '75. 

LORIE LEE '75, traveling educator 
for Viking, is touring the Midwest to 
show people how easy it is to sew with 
a Viking sewing machine. 

KAREN JOAS '75, Ashland, is the 
new extension home economist for 
Ashland County. 



Marriages 



1965-1971 

Brigid Mary Murphy to JOHN 
DOUGLAS NEUBAUER '65, Nov. 27, 
in Kewaunee. At home in Kewaunee 
where the groom is a teacher at the 
high school there. 

ARLENE M. ZIELANIS BS '67, 
MS '70 to Robert W. Fulton, Sept. 6, 



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in Columbia, Mo. At home in Baton 
Rouge, La. 

NANCY E. ERICKSON '69 to Dale 
C. Dahley, July 12, in Red Wing, Minn. 
At home in Preston, Minn., where she 
teaches home economics. 

KATHLEEN ANN HOPP '69 to 
Prank A. Corrao, Dec. 5, in Whitefish 
Bay. At home in Milwaukee. 

Aster Bato to DOMINIC A. MO- 
HAMED BS '69, MS '69, Aug. 16, in 
Minneapolis. At home in Miami. 

Janice Marten to LEE GEHRKE 
'70, Nov. 1, in Modena. At home in 
Corpus Christi, where the groom is a 
lieutenant in the U.S. Navy. 

Theresa Haas to BRIAN KRUSKO 
'70, Oct. 11, in Platteville. At home 
in Baraboo where the groom is a 
process engineer for Flambeau Pro- 
ducts, Corp. 

Nancy J. Harvey to JOHN A. 
PETERSON '71, October, in Mal- 
verne, Pa. At home in Lancaster, 
Pa., where the groom is a wrestling 
coach for Athletes in Action. 

CHRISTINE CARSPECKEN '71 to 
BRUCE LE PAGE '70, Oct. 8, in Mosi- 
nee. At home in Basco. He is a woods 
and metals craftsman. She is a studio 
potter. 

Teri Hynek to STAN STRUB '71, 
Nov. 1, in Brookfield. At home in 
Sheboygan Palls. He is employed as 
a cheesemaker. 

BARBARA JEAN BARBIAUX '71 
to John M. Lucak, Sept. 6, in Luxem- 
burg. At home in Redding, Calif. 

SUSAN MC GRATH '71 to Michael 
Owen, Sept. 27, in Duluth. At home 
in La Crosse, where she is a free- 
lance home economist, specializing in 
microwave cooking, 

1972-1973 

Sherri L. Wicker to STEVEN S. 
SCHWALLER '72, Nov. 22, in Elk- 
horn. The couple resides in Lake 
Geneva where the groom is an in- 
dustrial arts teacher. 

Mary Ann Back to LOREN ZIEG- 
LER '72, Nov. 27, in Arcadia. At home 
in Broad Brook, Conn. The groom is 
employed by Birken Mfg. Co., Bloom- 
field. 

Anne Birkholz to ROBERT LAM- 
BRECHT '72, Oct. 25, in West Allis. 
At home in Madison. 

BEVERLY JEAN GU ART '73 to 
Richard Easton, Oct. 11. At home in 
St. Paul. 

MARY JO VOGEL to TODD J. 
MUSIAL '73, Nov. 29, in Maple Grove. 
The groom is the assistant manager 
of the Great Green Bay Surplus Store. 
At home in Pulaski. 

PATRICIA D. SHAY '73 to Craig 
P. Schroeder, Nov. 15, in Blair. At 
home in Rice Lake where the bride is 
employed as a Barron County Head 
Start teacher. 

CANDACE LYNNE RAJCHEL '73 
to Dean M, Brockmole, July 12, in 
Hales Corners. At home in St. Louis. 



Lois T. Kinnard to RONALD E. 
MAUERMANN '73, Sept. 27, in Lin- 
coln. At home in Green Bay. He is 
assistant safety director at Port 
Howard Paper Co. 

JANE ELIZABETH KOCHNO- 
WICZ '73 to Gary John Brantmier, 
Sept. 27, in Winneconne, where she 
teaches home economics in the com- 
munity schools. At home in Oshkosh. 

Jane Vander Bloemen to RONALD 
HORNESS '73, Oct. 4, in Plymouth. 
At home in Sheboygan. He is em- 
ployed by the Vollrath Co. 

Karen L. Legois to ROBERT J. 
BEAUPRE '73, Aug. 15. At home in 
Green Bay. 

1974 

MAUREEN T. BEDNAR to Robert 
W. Hendricks, June 6, in Minong. At 
home in Manitowoc. 

RUTH S. TRAFFORD to James D. 
Clark, Nov. 14, in Chippewa Falls, 
where the couple resides. She is em- 
ployed at the Day Care Center in Eau 
Claire. 

JANET ZASTROW to Gregory Net- 
tekoven, Sept. 13, in Elkhorn. She is 
a work adjustment supervisor for the 
Rock County Rehabilitation Services 
in Janesville. The couple resides in 
Elkhorn. 

CHERYL A. JOCKIMSEN to Byron 
J. Kruschke, Sept. 13, in West Allis. 
The couple resides in Green Bay, 

JOAN MARIE SOLIE to PATRICK 
J. O'CONNOR, Mar. 15, 1975. She is 
employed by Rock County Appliance 
and TV, as home economist, and he 
is an associate engineer for Colt In- 
dustries. At home in Janesville. 

Kathleen D. John to JOSEPH L. 
KINES, Aug. 9, in Rice Lake. At home 
in Menomonie where both bride and 
groom are enrolled in graduate stu- 
dies at Stout. 

SUSAN A. LEVENDOSKI to Robert 
W. Owen, Sept. 20. They are at home 
in La Crosse. She is manager of 
Swiss Chateau in the Village Shop- 
ping Center. 

1975 

ANNE MARIE PETTA to ROBERT 
C. JOHNSON '74, Sept. 20, in Hubert- 
us. He is a package engineer for 
Cheesborough Ponds in Connecticut. 

MARCEDES L. LINDBERG to 
DAVID A. KASTEN, May 31, in Stan- 
ley. He is executive housekeeper at 
the Thunderbird Motel in Blooming- 
ton. She is an intern teacher. At home 
in Eagen. 

SALLY LOUISE STOKKE to Floyd 
L. Olson, Nov. 29, in Evansville. At 
home in Evansville where she is a 
teacher at Marshall Junior High 
School. 

LINDA LOU SMITH to MICHAEL 
J. RACHUBINSKI, Nov. 29, in Janes- 
ville. He is employed by TyMar In- 



dustries, Ltd., Beloit, and she is a 
kindergarten teacher in the Augusta 
school system. At home in Des 
Moines. 

CHARLENE JEAN DAHMS to 
GERALD JAMES BOOTS '73, Sept. 6, 
in Menomonie, where they reside. He 
is employed by Bob Willow Chevrolet. 

RUTH ANN MC DOWELL to Ed- 
win J. Sattler, Sept. 20, in Kenosha. 
She owns and manages the Wausau 
Tailor Shop. At home in Scholfield. 

Joan Elizabeth Barnes to KEN- 
NETH JAMES KONYN, Oct. 25, in 
Elmhurst, 111. The couple resides in 
Fond du Lac. 

Syndee M. Holt to GEORGE BER- 
ONTA JR., Aug. 16, in Hales Corners. 
He is a teacher with the Racine pub- 
lic school system. At home in Mil- 
waukee. 

SANDRA KAYE STRAUCH to 
Thomas George Gregar, Aug. 16, in 
Augusta. At home in Necedah. 

DENISE BEHNKE to Gerald An- 
derson, Nov. 1, in Manawa. The couple 
resides in Weyauwega. 

LAURIE HENKEL to JIM ARNDT 
'73, Nov. 28, in West Allis. She is 
employed with the food service divi- 
sion at the Milwaukee public schools, 
and he is employed at West Milwau- 
kee High School. 

Karen Elaine Miller to JOHN PAUL 
GREENBERG MS, Aug. 9, in Amery. 
The couple is residing in Stillwater, 
Minn., where he is a junior high in- 
dustrial arts instructor. 

EVELYN WONDRA to HAROLD 
C. GANDRE, June 28, in Le Roy. At 
home in Lodi, Calif., where she is a 
home economics instructor at Tokay 
High School. He is employed by Gen- 
eral Mills, Inc. 

Victoria Lynn Menges to JEFFREY 
ARLAND VOGT, Aug. 23, in Gibson. 
The couple resides in Sheboygan 
Falls, where he is manufacturing co- 
ordinator with Bemis Manufacturing 
Co. 

ANN KATHERINE WERNER to 
Michael Dennis Meyer, July 12, in Fort 
Atkinson. She is employed by She- 
boygan South High School, where they 
reside. 

DIANE FAY STEINPREIS to 
JOSEPH H. TIRY '74, July 19, in 
Plymouth. At home in Stanley where 
he is a faculty member at the Stanley- 
Boyd High School. 

ROXANNE BLOCK to Thomas 
Scheel, June 14, in Pulcifer. At home 
in St. Charles, 111. 

Maria Jeane Palmer to THOMAS 
JOHN BURKE, June 7, in Delavan. 
At home in Menomonie. 

LINDA BROOKS MONK to David 
Allen Farina, Aug. 2, in Waukesha, 
where the couple resides. 

Sharlene Kay Hansen to DENNIS 
LEON ALBRECHT, Sept. 13, in 
Janesville. The couple resides in Mil- 
ton. 



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Births 



A second daughter, Suzanne Louise, 
Nov. 4, to Orv and KAREN (KAR- 
DIN) JORDAHL '64, Fountain Valley, 
Calif. 

A second son, Jonathon Payne, Aug. 
11, to LARRY BS '66, MS '72 and 
SHIRLEY (PAYNE) KREYLING BS 
'66, MS '71, St. Louis, Mo. He is as- 
sistant principal at McCluer North 
High School. 

A daughter Jennifer Elise, June 6, 
to Mr. and Mrs. ALLAN BRETL '67, 
Alton, 111. 

A second son, Michael, Jan., to 
KENNETH L. '68 and PEGGY (O' 
BRIEN) NEHRING '69, Chippewa 
Palls. 

A daughter, Danielle Lee, Aug. 1, 
to John and JANE (MADSEN) 
HEBERT '70, Eau Claire. She is 
teaching at Regis High School. 

A second daughter, Amy Lynn, Feb. 
17, 1975, to William and ANNA 
(KOCH) CROWNHART '71, Jeffer- 
son. 

A daughter, Julie Renee, June 27, to 
WAYNE '71 and JOAN (SCHULTZ) 
TESCH '68, Beaver Dam. 

A daughter, Sara, July 20, to Mr. 
and Mrs. KENNETH M. WIESMAN 
'71, Mosinee. 

A daughter, Tonya Marie, Oct. 23, 
to Mr. and Mrs. DENNIS E. FURT- 
NEY '71, Shakopee, Minn. 

A daughter, Stephanie Ann, Oct. 14, 
to THOMAS '72 and SHARON 
(CHASE) ROTZ '72, Waupaca. He is 
employed by the architectural firm of 
Thern Associates, Inc., and heads its 
new division, Triad Development Corp. 

A son, Andrew Norman, Dec. 26, 
to Mr. and Mrs. DENNIS LAUSTED 
'72, Menomonie. He is 'a department 
manager at the FS Shopping Center. 

A son, John Robert, Dec. 14, to 
JOHN '73 and JILL (TRZCINSKI) 
GARDNER '72, Markesan. He is a 
designer for Great Northern Plastics, 



Deaths 



LUCILLE W. REYNOLDS Dip. '09, 
89, Dec. 28, in Madison. She was a 
retired home economics educator. Sur- 
vived by a sister. 

DELLA (DECKER) PETTIBONE 
Dip. '09, 87, Nov. 23, at a Medford 
Hospital. She was a former teacher 
and supervisor of a school for the 
visually handicapped. Survived by a 
daughter and a sister. 

ADA (MORGAN) HIMROD Dip. 
'11, Oct. 28, in Claremont, Calif. She 
is survived by her husband, a son and 
a daughter. 

GRACE (MC CULLOUGH) MC 
CARTY Dip. '11, 83, Sept. 25, in Kau. 



kauna. Survived by a daughter and 
two sons. 

A. J. LANGER Dip. '17, 79, Oct. 17, 
in Iron Mountain, Mich. He had 
taught printing for 35 years at Mari- 
nette High School and was a partner 
in a mortuary business before retiring 
in 1964. Survived by his wife, two 
sons, a daughter, four brothers and 
two sisters. 

BORGHILD (ENG) DAHLGREN 
'21, Dec. 13, in Fergus Falls, Minn. 
She was a past president of the Stout 
Alumni Association. Survived by her 
husband REINHOLD '26. 

GOULD MORRISON BS '31, Platte- 
ville, last spring. 

MABEL OTTESON BS '34, Eau 
Claire, Jan. 13, 1975. 

HARRY EDWIN KELLER '35, 62, 
Dec. 7, in Detroit, He had taught in 
the Detroit school system for over 30 
years before retiring. Survived by his 
wife and three sons. 



Campus Notes 

Beulah Howison, head refer- 
ence librarian at Stout's Robert 
L. Pierce Library, retired in De- 
cember with more than three 
decades of service to the Univer- 
sity. 

Stout's ©an Magnussen, pro- 
fessor of history, has authored 
a book, entitled "Peter Thomp- 



son's Narrative of the Little Big- 
horn, 1876." His personal exper- 
iences in the military and as a 
ranger at Custer Battlefield Na- 
tional Monument assisted him in 
the preparation of his book. 

The third floor of Stout's 
Science Wing has been dedicated 
to Otto W. Nitz, who was Chair- 
man of the Chemistry Depart- 
ment here from 1952 to 1971. He 
is currently a Professor Emeri- 
tus. Ceremonies honoring him 
were held in December. 

Lawrence Hurst, former Stout 
faculty member from 1919 to 
1926, passed away Oct. 11 in 
Muncie, Ind. While at Stout, he 
taught history, citizenship and 
economics. 

Teachers and other interested 
adults are invited to enroll in 
Stout's third annual "Aircraft 
Construction Workshop," sched- 
uled for July 12 through July 
30, as part of the University's 
Summer Session. In the work- 
shop, a full-scale aircraft, the 
Sonerai II, will be constructed. 

Enrollment will be limited to 
25 persons. Details of the offer- 
ing can be obtained by writing 
to Charles Thomas in care of 
Stout. 



Plan Now for a Great Homecoming! 

Some unusual, new alumni events are being planned for this 
year's Homecoming on the weekend of Oct. 23. Reunions will be 
held for all former members of the Symphonic Singers and other 
vocal groups, the Stout Bands and other instrumental groups, 
the 1966 Conference Championship Basketball Team, as well as 
the Classes of 1941, 1951, 1961, 1966, and 1971. Special reserved 
seating will be identified for each of the above reunion groups 
at the Alumni Reunion Banquet at the Commons on Saturday 
night. 

Symphonic Singers 
Group singing of some Symphonic Singers' songs, special enter- 
tainment by the Stout Stage Band, recognition of all reunion 
groups, and a talk by Chancellor Bob Swanson will be features of 
the Saturday night Reunion Banquet. All alumni and Stout staff 
members are invited. After the program, you can either stay 
and dance to the music of Lynn Pritchard's Combo, talk with 
friends, or attend the Homecoming Dance at the Student Center. 

Workshops 
Again this year, Home Economics and Industrial Education work- 
shops will be held on Friday. There will also be an Alumni Get- 
together on Friday night, for those who can be here both Friday 
and Saturday. 

Game and Parade 
You will enjoy the Homecoming Parade and the game with 
Stevens Point on Saturday afternoon. These and other traditional 
Homecoming fun-events, plus the special Reunion Banquet on 
Saturday night make this your year to attend. Save the weekend 
of Oct. 23 for your Stout Homecoming ! 



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University and community co 
operation has led to the erection 
of a new concession stand at 
Wakanda Park in Menomonie. 
The prefabricated, eight-sided 
stand, with two decks, was fully 
assembled and erected by Stout 
students. Students in an archi- 
tectural drafting class created 
the basic design, then a building 
construction class, assembled the 
structure in a lab, put up a con- 
crete slab in the park and moved 
on the stand. The project was 
funded by the Menomonie Soft- 
ball Association. 










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